By Monica Burns
By Monica Burns
When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to
impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.
Her love is what will save him
Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.
A passion to last forever
This story is very complex but even though it has quite a bit happening, I was not lost in any way. Monica Burns does a great job in making 6the story flow smoothly and everything just felt right. What we have is Nicholas Thornhill who is a art collector, and has been obsessed with a couple that was married in England in the 1800's...and he can't help but be drawn to Victoria Thornhill. He can't explain his feelings for this woman that haunts him, and then her exact replica walks through the door and he kisses her not even knowing or understanding these strong feelings. But then she is injured and put in a coma. Victoria while coming in to a art gallery to buy a piece of art, finds herself thrust back in time, with a husband who is a Earl, and doesn't trust her. His previous wife, the exact look alike of her, was cruel to him, and thinks they are the same woman. Victoria has no idea how to even return to her time, and as she starts to acclimate to this new time period, she starts to fall in love with Nicholas, and admire this man who has such a big heart and makes her crave things she shouldn't, since she knows her time is limited with him. She knows that their time is precious, and would love him forever...no matter what fate decides for her.
I have to say that I just loved this story and it was definitely quite a intense love story. It will have you at the edge of your seat, flipping through those pages as fast as you can get them read. I found myself totally enthralled by this story. I do like time travel romance, but this author has totally blown me away on this one. I can't even fully explain my thoughts on this one, because its that type of story you just fell for so hard, its difficult to get your thoughts in order and in the mind frame to put them in words. All I can say is WOW!! I am so impressed with this story and this author. And the characters just were so vividly pictured that you could be best friends with them. Overall a sensual and a heart wrenching romance that will steal your breath and capture your heart!! TOP FAVORITE!!
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About the Author
A bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.
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